Campbell Reaches 1000 Career Points in Govs Blowout Victory
Story submitted by Brad Kirtley-Austin Peay State University Sports Information
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Senior forward Anthony Campbell scored 20 points, including his career’s 1000th, to lead Austin Peay State University to a 108-53 victory against Berea College in non-conference basketball action, Wednesday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.
The victory evened APSU’s record at 3-3 while Berea, a NAIA member, fell to 6-3.
The 1000-point total is significant for Campbell, a fifth-year senior. Reaching that milestone seemed a foregone conclusion after his sophomore season when he stood at 739 points. But the Edwardsville, Ill. native was limited to 10 games in each of the last two seasons after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in each campaign.
His 1,000th point came at the free-throw line with 17:01 left in the second half after Berea College was called for a technical foul. He scored two more buckets, including his season’s first dunk, before departing with more than 10 minutes remaining in the game.
He turned it over to his young Illinois protégé, freshman guard Corey Arenston, who also finished with 20 points, all in the second half. Arentsen, in fact, hit all seven second-half shot attempts, including six straight three pointers at one point. Arentsen’s six three pointers were the most by a Gov since TyShwan Edmondson had seven against Tennessee State, Jan. 15, 2011.
The Governors, in fact, placed five players in double figures. In addition to Campbell and Arentsen, junior Travis Betran added 16 and center Chris Horton 15, including a reverse slam on a lob from fellow freshman AJ Lynch. Will Triggs snapped a recent scoring slump with 11 points.
Lynch ended the game with nine assists, the most assists by a Gov since Caleb Brown had 10 against Chattanooga, Jan. 3, 2011.
Koty Riley led Berea with 13 points while Deon Banks added 12.